Originally Posted by Pourme
The pole I'm using has a fiberglass base section the extension that extends out of the fiberglass main body is aluminum...I will go to Lowe's tomorrow & see what kind of pulleys are available...
I had the same idea to use an extendable painter's pole (from Menards). I use it for my weather station. It mounts to the back brace on the spare tire mount using two "U-Bolts". The weather station is bolted to a short wooden extension that unscrews from the pole and rides in the camper. When we stop to camp, I just screw it on the top, extend the pole up above the camper, and face it to the north. I can install it while standing on the ground. No ladder necessary.
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2008 Silverado EXtCab 6.0 Vortex Max
2010 Forest River Surveyor SV-294
Equalizer 1000 WD/SC hitch
Prodigy Brake Controller